The All Progressive Congress (ApC) Igbaja ward, in Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara State has described the alleged suspension of APC chieftains, as a huge joke taken too far by political rascals and faceless group.
But, in a swift response jointly signed by all the ward executives and made available to Afrika Eyes in Ilorin, described those behind the falsehood as ” reckless and displaced politicians who places their selfish agenda above the party’s interest.
The statement reads “We read with consternation and utter amusement the prank deployed by a faceless clique that is not only seeking attention but working on an instruction from some displaced politicians, formerly of the APC stock. The faceless group wore garment of shame when they couldn’t sign the-purported document. It therefore remains a worthless piece of paper.
“As for the purported suspension of our leaders, it is a case of the hand of Esau and the voice of Jacob. The urchins acting the script are remotely guided by a politician who recently went on adventure to the ADC. The said politician has a good friend from Igbaja whose son (a neophyte) has been running round to sabotage our party in Igbaja. There is nothing to worry about sir.
“The boy in question has no significant contribution to the party neither in Igbaja ward 1 nor Ifelodun local government by extension his father. It would be proper to ask what specific contribution has he made to the growth of our party? He is starting out his political career as a caterpillar-destroying valuable contributions of our leaders.
” Is it not laughable how a neophyte would suspend an established politician like Alhaji Rahman Owoniyi who at a time was the leader of Action Group (AG) and Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) for the Igbomina stock in Lagos? A prominent leader and great pillar of the C.O. Adebayo for Governor in 1983. It would be right to say he, the baby politician is climbing a ladder to reach a thorn tree.
“It is on record that Alhaji Femi Yusuf and Kayode Oyin-Zubair with other appointees from Igbaja contributed to rent a befitting secretariat for APC in our ward. They have always contributed with others to host party meetings long before the advent of the monthly meeting supported by the state chapter of the party. Suffice to add that, their contributions to enhance the last Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) was not a mean feat.
Moreover, ‘they have made various contributions to the development of our communities in this area in particular, and the state as a whole. Are they not worthy ambassadors?
“While we understood the motive behind the regular baseless accusations from the fifth columnists we members of the enlarged exco of our party put those elements on suspension until investigations into their anti-party activities are concluded. They are advised to stay away from all party meetings in Igbaja and show cause why they should be attending party meetings when they are not financial members.
“We are proud of our brothers who have committed themselves not only to the growth of our party but our community in general. Therefore, the unsuspecting public is advised to discountenance the purported suspension as it exists only in the mind of its architect. Igbaja APC is one indivisible house.
Meanwhile, the ward Executives have advised the party Excos at the state level to disregard the lies from the faceless group and concentrate on more credible issues on how to garner more votes in Igbaja ward and other places than they had in 2019.
However, they remain committed to the ideals of the party and the progressive government led by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.